Episode 701: Observing Stars

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In this learning episode, from the Institute of Physics, students see that what we know about the Universe comes from observations which rely on the radiation and particles that reach us on Earth. Students discuss astronomical observations including spectra and the information they can carry.

The activities include:
* discussion about the nature of astronomy
* review of students' current knowledge about astronomy
* demonstration of a line spectrum
* information from observed spectra

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